Home Care

8 Wonder Uses for Baking Soda

Never run out of ways to use this versatile powder at home


There's no need to bust your household budget by buying different cleaning agents. You can use just one product, and it is most probably sitting in your kitchen cabinet. Baking soda is not only limited to cooking, as its name suggests; it can be used for cleaning, too. It's non-toxic, multipurpose, and best of all – it’s cheap! You can buy it in bulk and you’ll just be a sprinkle away from having a cleaner home. 

Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno

Keep unpleasant odors away. You may leave an open box of baking soda in your refrigerator, cupboard, or linen cabinet to deal with unwanted odors. On another note, stale smells from your food containers may be removed by a good rinsing of warm water and baking soda. Still smelly? Leave the solution overnight.
Keep kitchen counters clean. Sprinkle baking soda on a damp cloth and wipe your kitchen counters. Wipe over with water afterwards.
Keep your silverware clean. For a cleaner silverware, mix a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water. Rub it onto each piece of item, rinse with warm water and dry with soft cloth.
Keep cooking pans shiny and clean. Loosen stubborn burnt food on the bottom of your cooking pans with a soaking of water and baking soda overnight.
Keep your pipelines clean. Flushing one cup of baking soda down each of the water closets in your home once a month will help clean the pipelines to your septic tank.
Remove scribbles on the walls. Erase scribble marks on your painted walls by going over them with a damp cloth and a sprinkling of baking soda. Wipe off the residue.
Keep ceramics clean. Sprinkle baking soda on the crusty food spots in ceramic dishes. Leave it on for five minutes. With a damp cloth, scrub the surface clean.
Remove stains. Remove discoloration on your teacups, coffee cups, and teapots by applying a paste of baking soda and water. Rub gently over the stain to remove.

Latest Stories

The Multitasking Kitchen Appliance You Need at Home

With this on your countertop, you can accomplish tons of tasks in a breeze

We’ve Discovered 5 New Stores for Your Plant Needs

Tap the Instagram icon on your phone and give these shops a follow

There’s More To This Mysterious Island Than The Moriones Festival

Many visit Marinduque for its famous Holy Week festival, but the MIMAROPA island is a treasure trove of heritage homes, artistry, and delicious food.

8 Cultural Spots in Negros You Can Visit This Summer

This Southern region holds many (sweet!) surprises such as a bakery in a centuries-old building and an art gallery in an ancestral house

Get Fresh, Tropical-Filipino Inspiration From This Store

These pieces will remind you of nostalgic summers in your lolo and lola's home

5 Ways To Redecorate Your Home Without Shopping

For starters, you can try these pro-approved tips

Avoid A High Electricity Bill This Summer While Keeping Your Home Cool

You don't need to leave the AC unit turned on 24/7

How I Moved Out of the Family Home and Survived Living Alone

A young photojournalist shares the triumphs and struggles of living independently

This House in Pasig Has Been Under Renovation For Years

Architect Pierre Briones transformed a dated property into a stunning home filled with wooden touches, designer pieces, and handpicked accessories

This TV Show Does Home Makeovers In 15 Hours

And some of the decorators (and one judge!) are Pinoy. Check out this amazing makeover show.

This Museum In a Bahay Na Bato Is a Lesson In Pinoy History

In photos: The Destileria Limtuaco Museum in Intramuros will delight your mind and eye, not only your tastebuds

This Elevated Walkway In Ortigas Makes Pasig A More Walkable City

The walkway is one of a series of new pedestrian areas rising in Ortigas Center
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!